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No visible progress; Dhaka finds process very complex

No visible progress; Dhaka 
finds process very complex
Amid no visible progress over Rohingya repatriation, Myanmar yesterday assured Bangladesh of accelerating verification process to start repatriation of Rohingyas from Bangladesh to Myanmar, reports UNB. "We're here for that and we'll accelerate the (verification) process," Permanent Secretary at Myanmar Foreign Ministry Myint Thu told reporters when his attention was drawn about delay in Rohingya verification process. Bangladesh handed over a list of 1,673 Rohingya families (8,032 individuals) to Myanmar on February 16 to start the first phase of repatriation of Rohingyas to their homeland in Rakhine state. Myanmar has so far verified less than 900 Rohingyas out of 8,032 names of Rohingyas after verification in several steps,…

‘Drug peddler’ killed in Rajshahi ‘gunfight’

‘Drug peddler’ killed in Rajshahi ‘gunfight’

A suspected drug peddler was killed in a gunfight between their cohorts and Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) members at Paschim Naboganga Kashiadanga in the city early yesterday, reports UNB. The deceased was identified as Abul Hasan alias Hasan Ghatial of Damkura area in Poba upazila. Tipped off, a team…
No water supply for last four days

No water supply for last four days

The Barishal sher-e-Bangla Medical College Hospital is not getting any water for the last four days as its water-carrying pipes have gone out of order. The sudden suspension of water supply has affected over 1,700 patients and their attendants in the hospital. The hospital authorities have failed to…
The holy month begins

The holy month begins

The holy month of Ramadan begins today for Muslims all over the world with the message of sacrifice and abstinence. Fasting is one of the pillars of Islam. The best means to tame baser instincts and purification of soul is fasting. This holy month brings with it the message of bounty, peace and salvation.…
Conflict management and Bangladesh

Conflict management and Bangladesh

Bangladesh is a rapidly developing country in South Asia and one of the most densely populated countries in the world having 162 million people. There are about 140 universities in Bangladesh including two international universities. The people of Bangladesh always appreciate the expansion of education…
Country now needs to set up good capital market: Muhith

Country now needs to set up good capital market: Muhith

Finance Minister Abul Maal Abdul Muhith yesterday said now it is an urgent for the country to set up a good capital market as a source of long-term financing, reports BSS. He informed that soon after placing his national budget for fiscal 2018- 19 in parliament on June 7 next, he would call some of…
Political prisoners ‘revolt’ in Venezuela

Political prisoners ‘revolt’ in Venezuela

CARACAS: Activists say inmates have taken control of Venezuela’s most notorious political prison – the El Helicoide facility in Caracas – on the eve of a highly controversial presidential election that opponents have denounced as a fraud, reports The Guardian. With Sunday’s vote…
Anjan’s reveals Eid collection 
thru fashion show

Anjan’s reveals Eid collection thru fashion show

Every year Anjan’s, one of the top fashion houses in the country, brings something new and outstanding for the fashion enthusiasts. There is no exception this year too. Keeping up with the trend, Anjan’s launched its Eid-ul-Fitr collection at an event followed by a fashion show on Tuesday…
Tigers’ batting capable of taming Afghan bowling

Tigers’ batting capable of taming Afghan bowling

At a time when Afghanistan’s bowling variation has been the center of all discussion, Bangladesh senior player Mahmudullah Riyad insisted that their batting depth is capable of nullifying the threat if they can click according to their potential. Mahmudullah has no reservation to admit leg-spinner…
Rivers dying due to encroachment

Rivers dying due to encroachment

Kushtia: Many structures are being built illegally by encroaching the banks of Garai and Kali rivers in the district town as authorities concerned are sleeping at the wheel, reports UNB. Some 25 influential people of the area have been involved in building different establishments, including houses…
Depraved, addict drivers prowl female passengers

Depraved, addict drivers prowl female passengers

Female passengers are often harassed by transport workers on the country streets. The Independent approached a set of experts in the wake of recent incidents of sexual harassment of commuters, particularly women, by public transport workers. The experts have cited depravity, long and unregulated work…
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